The Garden Valley Zodiacs are Provincial AAA High School varsity girls basketball champions. The Zodiacs defeated the Sanford Sabres 66-55 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Centre Scolaire Leo-Remillard in Winnipeg. Maria Bergen of the Zodiacs was named the tournament MVP. Garden Valley lost 94-88 to the Elmwood Giants in the final of the AAA varsity boys provincials at College Louis Riel in Winnipeg. Prairie Mountain/Nellie McClung girls and Gabrielle Roy boys captured the Provincial AA championships. Glenboro/Baldur girls and Frontier Mosakahiken boys won the Provincial A championships.

Jordan DePape and Caleb Paisley scored two goals each and Matt Bailey had a goal and three helpers as the defending SEMHL champion Ste. Anne Aces downed the Warren Mercs 8-1 in game one of the best-of-seven final. Cody Fowlie, Yvan Pattyn and Braden Purtill also scored for the Aces. Carson Ouellette had the lone goal for the Mercs. Game two goes Monday in Warren.

The Brandon Wheat Kings clinched a playoff spot Saturday night. Jayden Wiens, Dominik Petr and Nolan Flamand did the goal scoring and Carson Bjarnason made 24 saves as the Wheat Kings shaded the Prince Albert Raiders 3-2 at Westoba Place.

Parker Ford and Henri Nikkanen scored two goals each and Thomas Milic made 31 saves as the Manitoba Moose downed the Chicago Wolves 6-2.

Boston and Minnesota were winners in the PWHL Saturday night. Michela Cava scored twice as Minnesota downed New York 5-1. Elm Creek’s Corinne Schroeder made 35 saves in net for New York. Hilary Knight scored her fourth goal of the season and the shootout winner as Boston shaded Ottawa 2-1 in front of 13,736 fans at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

The playoffs are set at the Provincial Mixed Curling Championship in Neepawa. Braden Calvert will meet Sean Grassie in the 1-2 page playoff game while Ryan Wiebe will take on Kevin Paramor in the 3-4 page playoff game.

Rachel Homan is perfect after day one of the World Women’s Curling Championship in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Homan, vice-skip Tracy Fleury, second Emma Miskew and lead Sarah Wilkes defeated Anna Hasselborg of Sweden 7-6 and Madeleine Dupont of Denmark 7-4.